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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Wake Up Call Imperial Coffee Porter has a distinct and robust coffee flavor that blends harmoniously with the roasted malts. Caramel, chocolate, and black malts give this ale its dark color and overtones of caramel and a cocoa-like sweetness. Only very gently hopped, the addition of coffee shines through, providing a delicious accent to this brew.

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3.2
Travlr (26430) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle courtesy of noodleuser, thanks! Dark maroon color, beige head. Aroma of coffee (duh!). Taste is dilute black coffee and dark chocolate.

3.9
jtclockwork (17654) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of fresh coffee, chocolate, vanilla, toast and mixed nuts. Low carbonation. Body on the thinner side of medium for an imperial.

3.7
bhensonb (15976) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Capped 750 from The Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA. Pours very black with a 2 finger dark tan head. Lots of chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Full bodied. Flavor is first almost espresso, then lots of gritty chocolate. Finishes chocolate, coffee, and gritty dark toasted/burnt malt. Pretty durn good beer.

3.6
Ratman197 (15628) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2012
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of coffee, roasted malt and bakers cocoa with a smooth dry lingering coffee finish.

3.6
Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle from Charleston Beer Exchange, shared at the Richmond Industry Gathering. Pours a dark red-brown color with a medium sized frothy brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, dust and bitter roasted notes. The taste is coffee, sweet roasted malts, chocolate. Medium bodied.

3.5
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
75cl bottle. Small beige head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, some roast, earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, some caramel, light earthy. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.

3.4
BeerandBlues2 (14027) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is coffee and chocolate malt, earthy hops, and dark fruity esters. Flavor is roast and coffee malt, dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

3.4
Camons (13520) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2012
Tap @ Avery, doing the 10th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours black with a small white head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, wheat, dried fruit. Taste is malts, coffee, bourbon, sweets, vanilla, dark dried fruit. Medium body, soft carbonation. 090312

3.4
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2016
(750ml bottle) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, graham cracker, and vanilla. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, nuts, and caramel with a dry finish.

4.3
slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
this is a coffee porter done to near perfection, and possibly my favorite GT brew. the roasted malt, chocolate, and other beer flavors are there just enough to balance this very smooth, creamy concoction. the 7.5 is just right as well, contributing to a big smooth body that is neither swimming in coffee or too alcoholic. very well done."


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